November 26th – December 3th, 2012
Gather your old blankets, sleeping bags and clothes for the 16th Annual REALTORS® CareBlanket Drive. Between November 26th and December 3th, participating real estate offices of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board are collecting donations for people in need of warmth this winter.
The Blanket Drive is looking to collect clean blankets, tarps, sleeping bags, and warm clothing of all shapes and sizes. Donations are distributed through local charities, churches and community service organizations. For a list of these charities and a list of donation drop-off locations see over or go to http://www.rebgv.org/blanket-
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story
Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something.
They put out an appeal to their fellow colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected 600 bags of donations specifically dedicated to Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core.
That single act of kindness has blossomed into one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland.
Seventeen years later, thousands of REALTORS® from Whistler to Chilliwack have collected enough donations to help more than 166,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members actually pick-up and deliver all the donations, and well over 100 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland act as collection depots.
The annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive now collects an astonishing 5,000 plus bags of warm, winter items on behalf of dozens of local charities.
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